First batch of woodworking tools sent to Kids Club Kampala

First batch of woodworking tools sent to Kids Club Kampala

Posted on Aug 8, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
The first batch of tools have been despatched to Kids Club Kampala.
Teaching at British Hardwoods

Teaching at British Hardwoods

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
Next year I will be teaching my basic skills courses at the new teaching workshop at British Hardwoods near Skipton.
Course Bookings Now Support The Kids Club Kampala Charity

Course Bookings Now Support The Kids Club Kampala Charity

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
I have been interested in development issues for over 40 years. As a professional woodworker I have a special interest in the problems of craft workers in the developing world and the difficulty in accessing good quality tools.
British Hardwoods go back to their roots.

British Hardwoods go back to their roots.

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
Regular visitors to British Hardwoods will have noticed a new buzz at their depot in Crosshills. The car park is filling with tree trunks and there appears to be a large container parked outside.
Harrogate Woodworking Show 17-19th November 2017

Harrogate Woodworking Show 17-19th November 2017

Posted on May 13, 2017 in News and Events | No Comments
In will be at the North of England Woodwork and Power Tool exhibition again this year. A chance to catch up with friends and students old and new.
Mike’s saw sharpening

Mike’s saw sharpening

Posted on May 13, 2017 in Blog, Student Gallery | No Comments

Mike has attended a number of my courses, in April he came on the Saw Sharpening course which is taught by the saw maker Shane Skelton of Skelton Saws. Mike recently emailed me with an update on his saw sharpening activities. It just shows what you can do after some of Shanes expert tuition, so I thought I would reproduce it here verbatim.

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Complete Woodworking goes European.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 in News and Events | No Comments
Complete Woodworking is selling strongly in Europe, woodwork sans frontiers!
The Design Chapter

The Design Chapter

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Complete Woodworking, Uncategorized | No Comments
This was intended as a chapter in my book "Complete Woodworking" but was cut due to lack of space. So instead I have included it here
Hat’s off to Duffields

Hat’s off to Duffields

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Excellent service from Duffields.

Project 5 – Memory Box

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Project 4 – Workshop Cabinet

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Project 3 – Side Table

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Project 2 – Skeleton Shelves

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Project 1 – Bread Board

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Figure And Grain

Figure And Grain

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Understanding grain direction is important as it influences the quality of cut, especially from edge tools (chisels and planes), but it is easy to confuse figure with grain.

Complete Woodworking – The Book By Chris Tribe

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Complete Woodworking | 6 Comments

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Workshop made grinding tool rest.

Workshop made grinding tool rest.

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in Articles, Blog, Newsletter articles | 2 Comments
Often the tool rests on grinders are inadequate for the job, some alternative is required. If most of your grinding is around the standard angle of 25 degrees its a fairly simple job to make a good rigid rest in the workshop.
Deborah’s CD cabinet

Deborah’s CD cabinet

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 in Student Gallery | No Comments
Deborah has been coming to my afternoon class for about 18 months now, this CD cabinet in maple and masur birch is her latest project.
Nick’s chair, table and stool

Nick’s chair, table and stool

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 in Student Gallery | No Comments
This Scandinavian influence set of an arm chair, stool and occasional table was made by Nick, a student on my Thursday evening class.
Phil’s Crockinole table

Phil’s Crockinole table

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Student Gallery | No Comments
After attending one of my beginners four day courses Phil enrolled for my Thursday evening class. This crockinole table was his first project.